Arthur J. Constantine of Tyngsboro

 

US ArmyArthur J. Constantine of Tyngsboro, MA died unexpectedly Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Lowell General Hospital.

He was married to Claire M. Constantine with whom he would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on October 21.

Born in Tyngsboro, MA, he was the son of the late Guy and Ruth Constantine.  He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1955.

He proudly served with the U.S. Army.

He retired from UMASS Lowell in 2003. He had previously worked at Com Fed Savings & Loan Bank and at Rex General Contractors of Lowell.

He was a member of the Tyngsboro Board of Appeals and the Tyngsboro Historical Society.

He loved to paint pictures with oils and with water colors. He enjoyed gardening, reading, bird watching and antique cars.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gary and his wife Diane Constantine of Tyngsboro and Eric Constantine of Salem, NH; one daughter, Gayle and her husband Michael St. Pierre of Milford, NH;  two sisters, Phyllis Estabrook of NH and Cynthia and her husband Thomas Tanada of Kissimmee, FL; one sister in law, Avis Constantine of Tyngsboro; four grandchildren, Mikayla St. Pierre, Nicole St. Pierre, Ava Constantine and Bella Constantine and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Harold Constantine, who died in March of 2013 and Guy Constantine who died Dec. 29, 2015.

At his request there are No Visiting hours. Private services will be held at a later date. Burial Flint Cemetery in Tyngsboro.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

  1. Ava Constantine says:

    Arthur Constantine (My Papa) is a person no one could replace. He was a great Papa, and was very artistic. I loved him very much. I think about him a lot. He is the most intelligent person I can think of. My Memere (Claire) had always told me, “He is very intelligent because he reads all the books he can get his hands on. And if he doesn’t know something, He would look it up in a book and memorize it.” And that is was he really did. I love him. And I will never forget him.

  2. Eddie Boyle says:

    Arthur you are the best and I will never ever forget you. I loved working with you when I was a kid and a young man, you thought me how to work the right way. I remember the red truck with all your tools and working with Buster and you. I always will remember you Arthur See you again some day.

    Your buddy Eddie Boyle

  3. Teri Champigny says:

    Claire, Gary, Gayle and Eric: Arthur, J’ai eu la chance de te connaitre (I had the chance to get to know you) What a most amazing man, full of wit, wisdom and wonderful humorous stories. Claire is right when she says”Everyone should be married to an Arthur”! Every time I look up at the star-wealthy sky I’ll see Arthur dancing with the Stars and shout “10” for all to hear!! Rest in Peace MY FRIEND

  4. Dick Desrochers says:

    Claire, Gary, Gayle, and Eric, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We have so many wonderful memories of Arthur over the years as friends. His humor was so enjoyable and his vast knowledge of the world around him was amazing. I always treasured my conversations with him and so grateful to have known him all these years and to have known Claire since we were “kids”. Arthur, rest in peace my friend.

  5. Norm Morais says:

    Arthur John was the brother I did not have. I echo the many wonderful statements made about him throughout this obituary website. I was privileged to share in and witness most of what has been expressed; Arthur was truly an exceptional man. Rest in peace my brother~

  6. Patricia Roth says:

    Claire: So sorry for your loss. I will cherish my days with Arthur in his prized garden. Arthur was a great human being, and wonderful man to be around.

  7. John Eacrett says:

    Claire, Gary, Eric Gail, Deepest and most heartfelt condolance at the loss of Arthur. His kindness,hard work,and dry humor will be missed by all who were privileged to have known him. Thoughts and prayers.

  8. Dennis Boland says:

    I started Umass,Arthur Constantine was a amazing funny person that made my job easy…He a very hard worker….He will do anything all the co workers……after He left Umass.In Retirement ..they could never replace a great person like him……Rest In Peace Sir…..and thank you….

  9. Pauline Lee says:

    October 21, 2016

    Claire, Gary, Gayle, Eric & Grandchildren: We know your hearts are heavy today, and so are ours, because our loss is so great. Art was a wonderful husband, father, friend, and brother-in-law who dearly loved his family. He was such a kind, gentle man who was always ready to help someone in any way he could, was a wealth of information who could talk with anyone on a diverse number of topics, and his laid-back, unsurpassed wit would have everyone in hysterical laughter at the most unexpected moments. We are so thankful to have had him a part of our lives for so many years. He will be sorely missed. Praying that God will ease your pain & comfort you in the days ahead as only He can with such a loss. Love you much, Pauline & Nick

  10. Vicky Cappella says:

    Gayle, Michael, Makayla & Nikki & The Constantine Family
    Our Deepest Sympathy
    Our Thoughts & Prayers with you all

    Auntie Sarah, Harry, Betty & Vicky

  11. Kathleen Eacrett says:

    My deepest sympathies to Claire, Gary, Gayle, Eric and the Constantine Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always treasure my memories of Arthur; he and Claire were wonderful neighbors and friends to my parents and me and I’m grateful to have known him.

  12. Margaret Perras says:

    Arthur Constantine was a man of great character, true integrity, gentle kindness to all living things, deep intelligence, old fashioned goodness, total family love and commitment, complete understanding of the value of friendship, deep rooted work ethics, all coupled with a quick wit an amazing sense of humor. We are all diminished by his death. The Perras Family will forever mourn his loss and always treasure our shared fifty four years of memories.

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